Clean Harbors Changes the Face of Workforce Accommodations in the Oils Sands

Ruth Lake Lodge Opens North of Fort McMurray Setting a “New Standard”

FORT McMURRAY, Alberta – Clean Harbors, North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services, today announced that it recently opened its sixth open lodge in the Fort McMurray Oil Sands, called Ruth Lake Lodge. The 604-room facility offers guests a workforce camp in a prime location that delivers top-notch amenities, including great food, entertainment and recreational activities.

With many companies looking at ways to retain employees and attract new skilled labour, Clean Harbors designed an interactive facility that enables companies to provide their employees with a comfortable social, recreational and interactive environment that helps create happier and more productive employees.

The 235,000-square-foot Ruth Lake Lodge has a number of unique features inside and out. Architecturally the building has a contemporary design with an inverted roof with wood beam accents, something that would typically be found in an urban setting and is new to the heart of the Oil Sands.

On the business front, the Lodge provides guests conference services with two executive boardrooms that have high-definition (HD) video conferencing capabilities, as well as a business center with offices and workstations.

Amenities include a Golf Simulator, private theatre room and a 5,000- square-foot recreation room with pool tables, dart boards, air hockey, foosball and two video gaming rooms creating opportunities for social interaction among guests.

The 4,000-square-foot workout facility provides a variety of cardio machines and free weights for those looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This area also features a women’s only section and a dedicated area for trainer-led fitness classes and massage services.

Another area designed to enhance the guest experience is the dining room that presents an intimate setting with a restaurant feel through various styles of seating areas and architectural features. The menu extends this feel through a wide variety of fine cuisine options, which are tailored to various guests with different nutritional requirements.

The Ruth Lake Lodge provides comfort and relaxation as each of the 600 rooms comes with pillow top mattresses, custom built-in furniture, dedicated Wi-Fi service and HDTVs with Video on Demand and access to Facebook and Twitter via a console. Depending on the needs of its customers, there are options to stay in VIP, Executive or Jack Jill rooms.

“Clean Harbors’ flagship open Ruth Lake Lodge sets a new standard for workforce lodging in a remote location,” said David M. Parry, Clean Harbors President, Industrial and Field Services. “We’ve designed it to make it feel like a boutique hotel and are supporting that with exceptional service levels and features that are on par with what you’d expect at a hotel.”

Ruth Lake Lodge is strategically located along Highway 63, 26 km north of Fort McMurray between the Suncor and Syncrude Oil Sands facilities. Ruth Lake Lodge is Clean Harbors sixth “Open Lodge” in the Fort McMurray region. It is now open for business and is currently taking corporate reservations. Interested parties may call 888.228.2220 or email

About Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH) is North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500, across the chemical, energy, manufacturing and additional markets, as well as numerous government agencies. These customers rely on Clean Harbors to deliver a broad range of services such as end-to-end hazardous waste management, emergency spill response, industrial cleaning and maintenance, and recycling services. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is North America’s largest re-refiner and recycler of used oil and a leading provider of parts washers and environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers. Founded in 1980 and based in Massachusetts, Clean Harbors operates throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit


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